, Landover Metro Station Area Corridor

February 12, 2015

The Landover Metro Area and MD 202 Corridor Sector Plan reflects an exciting vision for the Landover Metro station as a transit-oriented hub of living and commerce. The isolated and underutilized station and nearby outdated shopping center will redevelop into a pedestrian-friendly site with a mix of uses and multimodal improvements throughout the area.

Journey Through Hallowed Ground

February 11, 2015

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership (JTHG) National Scenic Byway stretches along Route 15/29 from Thomas Jefferson’s home in Monticello, VA to Gettysburg, PA. RHI developed a master plan to plant 620,000 trees along the 180-mile corridor, one tree in honor of every soldier killed during the American Civil War. The scenic byway will become a spectacular “living legacy” to … Read more »

Alexandria Police Department

February 10, 2015

The new Alexandria Police Department complex includes a landscape design marked by sustainable design treatment. Forming the visually stimulating landscape are low impact development strategies including porous paving, native plantings, biofiltration gardens, and rain water harvesting paving for site irrigation, which all contribute to the facility’s LEED Gold rating.

Focus Area Planning

February 5, 2015

The Small Area Plan prepared for the Town of Chapel Hill’s Central West Focus Area created a mixed-use development scenario with emphasis on pedestrian/bicycle access. The plan for this area, which is adjacent to a UNC campus expansion site, was developed through an extensive stakeholder engagement process, including numerous steering committee meetings and public workshops. The result was a vision … Read more »

Liberia House

February 5, 2015

The Liberia Plantation was built in 1825 and was occupied by both the Confederate and Union armies during the Civil War. Now owned by the City of Manassas, RHI developed an innovative master plan for the property that used landscape preservation as an engine for economic development, balancing careful attention to authentic historic details with proactive planning for long-term financial … Read more »

, Mid-City East Livability Study

January 25, 2015

The Livability Study focused on creating low-impact development (LID) solutions for historically flood-prone neighborhoods of Washington, DC. A toolkit of design strategies, specifically tailored to local conditions and long-range planning, includes LID plantings and reduction of impervious areas to alleviate flooding and improve the community’s quality of life.

Hull Street Corridor Revitalization

January 19, 2015

The Hull Street corridor revitalization plan builds on the area’s assets and re-envisions the corridor with mixed-use development nodes, linked by a network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and high-quality streetscape enhancements. A robust bilingual community engagement process helped rally support for needed changes including: sidewalks, a walkable street grid; complete streets, and mixed use community nodes

Connecticut Avenue

January 17, 2015

Connecticut Avenue is an iconic street in Washington, DC, a mixed use corridor that is located in the heart of the City. This bold streetscape plan transformed excessive impervious paving into green space with a beautifully landscaped median from K Street to DuPont Circle. The median plantings change throughout the year to include eye-catching, colorful flowers and beautiful sculptural cloud-pruned … Read more »

James Madison University College of Integrated Science and Technology

January 14, 2015

The landscapes design for the College of Integrated Science and Technology (CISAT) building expresses in the landscape the vision of the college: sustainable design as a learning tool. The site’s many sustainable features earned a LEED Silver rating, and a case study investigation by Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) featured the exemplary high-performing landscape project.

Convention Center Perimeter

January 13, 2015

The Perimeter Plan for the DC Convention Center creates a dynamic outdoor campus for both users of the facility and the adjacent neighborhoods. Improvements to the pedestrian realm including paving, lighting, plantings, and art installations contribute to a vibrant downtown character.

The Madeira School

January 11, 2015

The master plan for the Madeira School provides a comprehensive vision for site programming, stormwater management, erosion control, and the conservation of historic landscape resources on its campus. A variety of design projects are revitalizing the campus: Oval and Quadrangle landscape restoration, paddock design, greenway tree restoration, The Mary Mae Cottages, and the Dining Hall Student Center.

, Branch Brook Park

January 10, 2015

Branch Brook Park in Essex County, has been the ‘back yard’ of Newark residents since its development begun in 1898.  Listed on both the State of New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, the park was designed in 1901 by the Olmsted Brothers firm. RHI’s long term involvement in the restoration and renovation of this iconic park has included … Read more »